Date: 20th June 2009 at 2:07pm
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Baxenden-based Holland Pies pulled out of its partnership with the club earlier in the season and must now be bitterly regretting that decision having seen the club get promoted to the top flight.

How they must have wished to have seen Hollands Pies blazoned on the players shirts in the Premier League games coming up in 2009/10.

That honour will now go to our new sponsors, local Burnley fuel firm Samuel Cooke.

If they are bitter, Hollands Pies dont seem to be showing it and have now honoured the gaffer by making an effigy of him in pastry!

Hollands commissioned a food artist to produce a pastry bust of Owen Coyle and it will soon be presented to the gaffer in celebration of his involvement in the club’s success and promotion to the top flight for the first time in 33 years.

Brendan Flood speaking to BBC Sport had a few light hearted things to say about the loss of Hollands as the sponsor:

‘It’s probably a face-saving thing for Burnley though, that when we’re in the Premier League we don’t have a pie-producer on the front of shirts. The southerners would have taken the mickey.’

Here is the the work of art, I will leave it to Clarets fans to decide if they think its lifelike or not!

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